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Lenovo ThinkPad R400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad R400. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the battery and screen. The design and price also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the size. Views about the reliability and usability are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad R400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo ThinkPad R400 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Views about the battery and design are generally positive. The sound and usability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the portability.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Great for price!


Some minor scuffs and scratches on the outside. No hard scratches on screen. Does have a very thin hairline of a dead pixel, but you really have to look for it.

Newer model than expected.

None yet.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Steve G. (

Very Nice Machine


I'd recommend it to anyone who's computing requirements aren't demanding, and is unable or unwilling to spend the money on a new machine. I ordered this for a client who couldn't afford a new laptop, and couldn't afford to replace the motherboard in...

This is perhaps the cleanest refurb Class B I've ever seen. The is a bit of discoloration on the case where stickers were removed, but the screen and keyboard are perfect. I had no problem installing and running the Windows 10 upgrade.

None so far. It is exactly as described.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Justin D. (

Better Than Advertised for $105


Got my money's worth.

The model I got had 3.1 Hz processors, 4GB Ram, and 320 GB hard drive. Works great! Damage is minimal, some scratches.

CD drive is not RW. Took a long time to install all of the updates and Office Applications are not included.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Colten W. (



Again I did get a newer model for the same price, even if it was almost unusable at the time I received it....

Got a new model than I ordered for the same price

I ordered the R400 14.1" because I wanted something small and portable. Instead I get a T500 15 inch which is quite a bit larger. On top of that the processor cpu fan is busted to hell. I've managed to get it to at least run by removing it and...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Christopher H. (

geat laptop


computer runs great. Overall computer shows very little signs of wear.


Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Christopher B. (

Great starter laptop


After seeing this laptop I may have to buy one of these for myself just to keep around.

I bought this as a cheap starter laptop for my child. Works great out of box. No screen defects. Same laptop my child has in their school. Finger print scanner and serial port!. This would be a good mechanic's shop PC, very sturdy. The damage on the...

I expected some defect so it really isn't a con. The plastic grate over the cooling fins were cracked and broken. Some of the fins are bent. It will not affect performance at all.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Obiwanprof (

Not as specified


Plaese note my issue is not wth Newegg but the refurbisher.

New egg service has been very fast as usual ; Laptop runs fine. Battery is very good

Packaging was scary but apears to have been adequate ; Unit was advertised with 2 Gig ram. I have received unit with only one Gig. Which measns it CANNOT function for the desired software

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: tnanek (

as advertised


Refurbished products can never be judged perfectly through text. I would've preferred the 64 bit version of the operating system (32 bit was installed when I booted it up), but it came with install discs for both 32 and 64 bit versions, so that's not...

Just as advertised, works just fine

Only thing, which was also in the other positive review, is the coating of Armor-all, or some other shiny spray. Easy to wipe off though, so no worries

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: shypepper (

pretty good


I had this for about a year but eventually sold it, its a great laptop for most but i didnt like the style and layout of it, but it depends on the person.



Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: True Mainer (

Lenovo R400 laptop


The Lenovo R400 has 14.1″ TFT screen that is just the right size for traveling people. It also has an optimum weight of 5.1 lbs that

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

The new ThinkPad R400 notebook, like all of Lenovo`s R Series notebooks, is perfect for everyday computing offering mainstream performance and features at a great price. And R400 notebook is ideal for either home or office. By combining the latest Intel technology, graphics and a variety of wireless solutions, the ThinkPad R400 is designed to boost performance and help you work smartly and efficiently.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)/6.6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB/3MB / 6MB/6MB


Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3


Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800/1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA / Intel® HD Graphics


Country Kits:North America
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad R400

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / TrackPoint / UltraNav/Keyboard / TrackPoint / UltraNav/UltraNav / TrackPoint / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/667MHz/800MHz


Manufacturer Selling Program:Global Models Plus/TopSeller


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet /
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11b/g / Bluetooth/802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1/802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)/24x / 24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo / DVD-Writer/DVD/DVD-Writer/None
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD/24x / 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.16GHz/2.26GHz/2.26GHz / 2.4GHz/2.2GHz/2.4GHz/2.4GHz / 2.53GHz/2.53GHz/2.8GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Number:575/585/P8400/P8400 / P8600/P8600/P8600 / T9400/P8700/T6670/T9400/T9600
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo SP9000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo/No CPU

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:35163 / 35562 / 35563 / 35568 / 35569 / 36693 / 37006 / 37034 / 37130 / 37258 / 39312 / 40380 / 42109 / 42841 / 43537 / 47341
Processor package size:22 / 35 / 35 x 35


Installed Size:0MB/1GB/1GB / 2GB/2GB/2GB / 1GB/3GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/160GB/160GB / 80GB/250GB/320GB/80GB/80GB / 160GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino 2
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD